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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Sep 2, 2007 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 29yrs today!

Reviewer: Street Pig - - July 29, 2005
Subject: Jersey Dead

It had been a year since the gathering at Englishtown,78 was a heavy tour year for us, this was the east coast gathering prior to the Egypt trip. We were allowed to enter the lot very early. We had a keg, couches and an abundance of Mr Natural. This was a great lot scene, we missed Willie and my Brother had his first dose/show. The only true bummer was the one who jumped to their death from the top of the stadium, my Brother never discussed this show since. I had a blast dancin round and round the inside of the stadium. Solid performances in the first set, althought the list seems like a carbon copy for 78', they delivered with conviction. FOTD, Jack Straw were on time. Yes the Scarlet>Fire still brings back the festive feel of this day.Estimated>Eyes was the Summer theme ever since Englishtown. Once again we were not disappointed.This recording is once again an upgrade of previous cassettes, I do like how there is no interruptions, taper dude just let it roll. The Band was set up on the field and you felt closer than usual to them.Someone mentioned how Jerry appeared to be not into it, I never judged a book by it's cover, the Dead were famous for looking one way yet blowing your doors off (10-12-84), I came for the soundz and vibes, that is what the Dead were about. No costumes or gimmicks, just gettin' the music to the massess. We all came down in a Friendly Ice Cream Palor which was a trip for locals to watch a bunch of grinning hippies devouring Ice Cream!

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 2, 2007 12:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29yrs today!

What did you mean about, "the Band was set up on a field"?
Love the part about Friendly's. Nothing like those snickers sundaes to cool your mind.

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Poster: Street Pig ! Date: Sep 2, 2007 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 29yrs today!

It was the second concert ever at Giants Stadium.It was just a few feet off of the ground, I guess I meant it wasn't a humoungus stage in which you felt a mile away from the band, what little I recall is the we (the crowd) were up close and personal just a few feet away. They (the Band) were like a few feet taller than us, the fiekd was a sea of people the stands were layed back and plenty of room to run around in circles like a madman dose serevely :). The doses had no effect on that Cherry Vanilla though!

This post was modified by Street Pig ! on 2007-09-02 19:26:14